BLACK PEPPER OIL
- Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
- CAS No.: 8006-82-4
- EC No.: 284-524-7
- FEMA No.: 2845
- Flash Point (°C): 51.00
- Refractive Index: 1.4768 to 1.4790 at 30°C
- Specific Gravity: 0.8680 to 0.8920 at 25 °C
- Optical Rotation (°): -1.00 to -22.00
- Color: Light amber to yellow-green colour
- Solubility: Soluble in alcohol, oils & organic solvents, insoluble in water
Black pepper is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. In India Black pepper is cultivated in Kerala & Karnataka state of South India for its fruit, known as a peppercorn which is usually dried and used as a spice. Vietnam is the world’s largest producer of pepper, producing about 36% of the world’s production. Other major producers in the world include Indonesia and Brazil.
The essential oil of black pepper is obtained by the steam distillation of dried berries/peppercorns of Piper nigrum. The yield of oil in peppercorn is 1 to 3.5 %. The oil is colorless to pale/greenish-yellow color with warm, peppery, slightly sweet, and spicy notes.
In perfumery, it is used as a middle note.
The essential oils derived from black pepper find a variety of applications in various fields, including the manufacture of food and medicine. Black pepper oil has a variety of compounds that comprise medicinal, nutritive, and flavoring properties.
Spicy, Peppery, Warm
Caryophyllene, Limonene, camphene, Pinene, Phellandrene, Myrcene, Linalol, Terpineol, Terpinene
~ Black pepper essential oil can be used to maintain digestion, remove constipation, and decrease in the levels of cholesterol.
~ It also functions as an antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and maintains blood pressure.
~ This essential oil is a natural remedy for colds, cough, aches and pains, influenza, flatulence, and rheumatism.
Black pepper oil helps to stimulate circulation, creating a feeling of warmth and because of its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, black pepper oil works to reduce muscle pain, injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, and rheumatism if applied topically or taken by the diffuser.
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